Doktor Faust

 

Ferruccio Busoni Doktor Faust opera to libretto by the composer. Directed 2006 by Klaus Michael Grüber and Ellen Hammer at the Zurich Opera House. Stars Thomas Hampson (Doktor Faust), Günther Groissböck (Wagner, Faust's assistant), Gregory Kunde (Mephistopheles), Reinaldo Macias (Herzog von Parma), Sandra Trattnigg (Herzogin von Parma), Martin Zysset (Lieutenant), Andreas Winkler, Thilo Dahlmann, Matthew Leigh (Three students), Giuseppe Scorsin (Five spirit voices), Tomasz Slawinski (Levis), Gabriel Bermúdez (Asmodus), Randall Ball (Belzebuth), and Miroslav Christoff (Megäros). Philippe Jordan conducts Orchestra and Chorus of the Zurich Opera House (Chorus Master Jürg Hoffmann). Set design by Eduardo Arroyo; costumes by Eva Dessecker; lighting by Jürgen Hoffmann. Directed for TV by Felix Breisach. Released 2009, disc features 7.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: C

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